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Dec 12
There are major differences between the LDA and the IRC in what must be tracked and reported (including grassroots advocacy), so understanding these differences will help you easily prevent costly mistakes. This program is eligible for 1 compliance credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 1 compliance credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Dec 13
Earned media can position your organization as a thought leader in its industry. Are you prepared? Our media relations experts will equip you for working with journalists and assist you in developing a training program for your organization’s key spokespeople. This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jan 14
Measuring your political efforts in a way that non-public affairs professionals can understand is critical in demonstrating the influence of your PAC on advancing your organization’s advocacy goals. Communicating the PAC’s impact to your PAC donors and eligible community as a whole also generates an appreciation and support for its work. Learn how to convey to your internal and external stakeholders why a strong PAC is crucial to your organization’s success.
Jan 15
Once the crisis hits, it’s too late. Proactive public affairs professionals should prepare now for the crisis that will eventually – and inevitably – come. Having a detailed crisis communications plan and forecasting potential impacts is essential in the 24-hour news era. Our expert panelists will explore what it takes to weather the storm and maintain your organization’s reputation when it’s in the spotlight. This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jan 23
Be the team member who calls your boss with a legislative victory – not the one who calls and says the state ethics commission is on your case. Understand and abide by the newest laws and regulations governing lobbying and gift-giving to state lawmakers. This program is eligible for 1 compliance credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 1 compliance credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Jan 24
Integrating global public affairs management best practices and trends is essential to making your function indispensable to your organization and strengthening your international presence. Join us for our annual workshop to hear advice and case studies from "best in class" functions on the most common global public affairs challenges – and how to solve them. This program is eligible for 2 core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Feb 12
Learn about government relations that wins over third-party stakeholders, sways lawmakers and secures votes in our Impact Series. Each webinar deep dives on a government relations effort that won a critical state or federal victory: strategy, tactics, insider tricks and more. This program is eligible for 1 core credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Feb 13
With dozens of standards and reporting metrics for CSR and sustainability efforts, it’s easy for organizations to suffer analysis paralysis. What metrics will resonate with senior leadership? What data needs to be collected and what is already available? How do we turn these data points into a cohesive narrative and strategy? Our workshop will show you how to determine an appropriate measurement and reporting framework to help your organization move beyond measuring outputs to determining whether your CSR programs are generating impactful outcomes. This program is eligible for 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Feb 20
Your public affairs team could work issues as they arise. Or the team could anticipate issues before they happen and work to minimize them before they become challenges. We’ll help you do the latter. This program is eligible for 2 core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Feb 21
As communities and organizations become more diverse, public affairs functions need team members who can authentically communicate with different segments of society. Without authenticity, teams will miss opportunities and the ability to court a broad base of advocates. This webinar will detail best practices on how to build diverse teams and messaging strategies to reach key segments of society. This program is eligible for 1 elective credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 1 elective credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Mar 12
New Congress. First LDA filing. Don’t get on the Justice Department’s radar for the wrong reason. File right. This program is eligible for 1 compliance credit toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 1 compliance credit toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Mar 13
Many successful CSR programs contain a charitable giving plan. Even more, well-designed and executed philanthropic initiatives can help organizations better engage with their communities and improve reputations. What are the structural, budgetary and strategic considerations organizations need to make before, during, and after launch? This webinar will share current best practices to help organizations maximize charitable impacts.
Mar 20
“Tear down this wall.” “Yes we can.” People don’t spontaneously join an organization or speak out on an issue. It requires individuals that can concisely and convincingly convey how complex policy issues affect citizens’ daily lives. Our persuasive writing workshop will help you produce content that increases engagement, sways undecideds, and makes people remember your organization’s name. This program is eligible for 2 grassroots credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots and 2 elective credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.
Apr 16
Complying with state and federal lobbying and PAC regulations is foundational to a trusted and successful public affairs program. Ken Gross, one of the country’s most distinguished political law experts, will provide a full day, deep dive of the top legal and compliance issues affecting lobbyists, PAC professionals and grassroots practitioners. This program is eligible for 3 compliance credits toward the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management and 3 compliance credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.